Happy Birthday to: Brett Davies; Ron Nath; and Jennifer McGovern.
Tonight: 5pm Spirit of Taize service
The flowers in the church today have been donated by Stephen Gates in loving memory of his mother, Jean Gates.
CONFIRMATION: Bp Stead will be the confirming bishop at St Luke’s on 16 October which will also be our Patronal Festival for 2022. We do have one candidate but if there are others interested, please speak with Fr Jeff. Preparing for confirmation is a fun and interesting time.
MOW National Conference and 30th Anniversary – 16–18 Sept 2022
Flyers are available at the back of the church, with details regarding registration and costs. There are now 100 female Bishops throughout the Anglican Communion – but not one female priested in Sydney!
UPDATE — ANGLICANS TOGETHER DINNER
It has now been confirmed that that Professor Peter Sherlock, Vice Chancellor of the University of Divinity and Bishop Michael Stead will engage in a conversation and discussion on the topic, ‘Anglicans Together — is it possible or a pipe dream?’ with Bishop Genieve Blackwell as moderator.
Cost: $75 for members of AT and $90 for non-members for a two-course dinner, speakers and coffee, wine extra.
Location: Castlereagh Boutique Hotel (the old Masonic club), 169–171 Castlereagh Street, Sydney.
BOOKINGS will be online only. When the website for bookings appears you will have a notice sent to you by parish e‑mail. Numbers are limited so get in early. Any questions please ask Tony Brownlow.
Wordsworth & Maskell Pipe Organ Recital — 3pm on Sunday, 18 September 2022 — keep and share the date
Well-known to Sydney audiences, St Luke’s is delighted to welcome Heather Moen-Boyd to perform, at last, a recital to mark the final stage in the restoration of the Church’s unique 1883 Wordsworth & Maskell Pipe Organ.
From Mozart to Mendelssohn, whose works were performed at the instrument’s 1884 recital, the performance will include butterflies and cuckoos for the Spring Equinox and the Great Gate of Kyiv.
Entry: $10 ($5 all concessions), including programme note.
RSVP: to Kathy Drummond /Brett Davies / OrganatEnmore@gmail.com
Food for our worms –Please leave your worm food gifts at church on Sundays or drop off during the week. (NB — no dairy, citrus or meat) Fr. Jeff
ST PAUL’S PANTRY needs food, health and cleaning items: A basket is in the church foyer for donations.
Weekly Intercessions for our Community:
Sunday: Stephen Gates & Andrew; Marilyn Gibbs; Kevin Green; Peter Gilbert & Fred Narnolo; Lachlan Gray, Rosemary Randall & Frances; Stuart Grigg & ‘Tricia; and Richard Hagan & Som.
Monday: Selina Hardy & John; Kelvin Harris; and Moya Holle.
Tuesday: Susan Hill, Janet Broady & Alex; and Nicola & James Howard.
Wednesday: Pamela Jaksic; Noel Jeffs; and Geoff Lindsay & Mandy Tibbey.
Thursday: Joseph, Esther, Joyti & Joshlyn Kumar; and Fabian LoSchiavo.
Friday: We pray for Fr John Bunyan’s pastoral care ministry at Bankstown Hospital and all those he ministers to.
Saturday: Dear loving Father, please deliver us from the coronavirus and limit its impact on Australia and the world. In your mercy bring a swift end to this crisis. Please protect with your loving care those we love — our families, friends and neighbours. Let your fatherly hand guide, shelter and strengthen them. Cast out all anxious fears and doubts. Give us an increasing trust in you and fill our hearts and minds with your peace. We pray for those around the world now struggling with various COVID strains. Heal and comfort those who are sick and suffering. Protect and guide the health professionals who are at the front line. Please give wisdom and courage to those who bear responsibility for confronting this challenge. We ask these things through the powerful name of Jesus. Amen.
Prayers for the sick: Peter Cinelli; Ray Sommer; John Bowen; John Pahali; Tony Brownlow; Mary Middleton; Helen; Vince; Julie Ankers; John Perkins; Florence Shellard; Amanda Romeo; Andy Serafin; Ruth Dodd; Robert & Lyndall Dubler; Joanne Kenny; The Psomas Family and Len Parsons.
Anniversaries of the Departed: Jean Gates; Albert Watson; Mervyn Davis; Diana Gomez; Grace Johnson; Ian Scott; and Mary Sotiriadis.
Saints Commemoration: 8th: Dominic, Priest & Friar (d. 1221); 9th: Mary Sumner, founder of the Mother’s Union (d. 1921); 10th: Laurence, Deacon and martyr at Rome (d. 258); 11th: Clare of Assisi (d. 1252); and John Henry Newman, Cardinal & theologian (d. 1890); and 13th: Jeremy Taylor, Bishop & spiritual writer (d. 1667).
Long Term Pastoral Prayer list: John Hardy; Pauline Newell; Beth Armstrong; Lyn Carrington; John Dickson; Shirley, Barbara & Jade Allen; Rhiannon Henry-Edwards; Marissa; Jude, Isla, Meg & Al Donnell; Grace & Hannah Ashton; Kuwert; Rev Laurie MacIntyre; Kiki Chun; Raul of Radio Skidrow and his family; Andrew Stratgolda; Lochlan Lonesborough; and Noel Jeffs.
Readings for Next Sunday: Mary Mother of Our Lord
First Reading: Isaiah 61.10–62.3 Psalms: Song of Mary (APBA p. 31)
Second Reading: Galatians 4.4–7 Gospel: Luke 2.1–7